Corey Graef is the co-founder of Say Cheese. He is a special education teacher who has always had a vision to create job opportunities for adults with disabilities. He is passionate about promoting an environment where adults with disabilities can strive to be independent and gain the skills necessary to maintain employment. He believes all his team members have the ability to achieve success regardless of their disabilities.
He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Texas. He enjoys fishing, camping, going to church, watching sports, especially A&M & UNT football and spending time with his family. He is married to his wife Samantha and has two children, Caleb and Jordyn.
Debbie Jackson taught for thirty five years and is now retired. She received her Bachor’s degree in deaf education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She began her career in a sped classroom for preschool hearing impaired students. She taught American Sign Language as a foreign language credit. She finished her teaching career in a special education high school life skills class. She was a speaker at several state-wide workshops. As a co-founder of Say Cheese, Debbie continues to be a strong advocate for persons with disabilities and their families. Debbie’s hobbies include gardening, and arts & crafts. She is Memaw to her two young grandsons, Wyatt and Oliver.
Karyn is the owner/operator of Sweet & Southern Finds which she founded in 2016. Besides the shop her hobbies include home decor, reading, church youth work, and recreational softball. Karyn is a graduate from Abilene Christian University with a B.S. in accounting. Karyn attends and serves at Westover Hills Church of Christ. She enjoys being in downtown Taylor and serving the community she grew up with and loves.